Orville Davis (1901 - 1976)

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Orville Davis
1901 - 1976
updated February 06, 2019
Orville Davis was born on November 26, 1901. He died in April 1976 at 74 years of age. We know that Orville Davis had been residing in Texas.


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Orville Davis died in April 1976 at 74 years old. He was born on November 26, 1901. We are unaware of information about Orville's family. We know that Orville Davis had been residing in Texas.
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In 1901, in the year that Orville Davis was born, Edward VII succeeded Queen Victoria. Queen Victoria of England had become Queen in 1837 and reigned until her death in 1901. Her 63 year reign was the longest in history prior to Elizabeth II who recently broke her record. The time during which she led the country was known as the Victorian era and she presided over great changes in the United Kingdom, including the expansion of the British Empire and the Industrial Revolution.

In 1910, Orville was just 9 years old when Halley's comet, which returns past the earth every 75 - 76 years was observed photographically for the first time. Two fortuitous events occurred - photography had been invented since the last time the comet had passed and the comet was relatively close. There was panic because one astronomer claimed that the gas from its tail "would impregnate the atmosphere and possibly snuff out all life on the planet." People bought gas masks, "anti-comet pills" and "anti-comet umbrellas".

In 1936, when he was 35 years old, on November 2nd, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) debuted the world's first regular high-definition television service. The channel had a short schedule - Monday through Saturday, 3:00p to 4:00p and 9:00p to 10:00p. The first broadcast was "Opening of the BBC Television Service".

In 1953, he was 52 years old when actress and comedian Lucille Ball gave birth to Desi Arnaz, Jr on January 19th. On the same day on "I Love Lucy", the fictional Little Ricky was born as well. Baby Desi graced the cover of the first TV Guide magazine with a headline that read ""Lucy's $50,000,000 baby" - because the commercial revenue from his birth was expected to be that amount.

In 1976, in the year of Orville Davis's passing, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

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Orville C. Davis
Died: Apr 8, 1917
Orville W Davis
Born: around 1927
West Virginia, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1919
California, United States
Orville R Davis
Born: around 1912
California, United States
Orville J Davis
Born: around 1919
Idaho, United States
Orville Davis
Born: around 1905
Washington, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1919
Oregon, United States
Orville Davis
Born: around 1904
Oregon, United States
Orville F Davis
Born: around 1912
Washington, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1916
California, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1898
Texas, United States
Orville J Jr Davis
Born: around 1921
Oklahoma, United States
Orville W Davis
Born: around 1908
Texas, United States
Orville W Davis
Born: around 1922
Oklahoma, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1912
Oklahoma, United States
Orville C Davis
Born: around 1913
United States
Orville C Davis
Born: around 1927
Kansas, United States
Orville v Davis
Born: around 1911
Colorado, Limited Service Or Turkey, United States
Orville E Davis
Born: around 1923
Missouri, United States
Orville L Davis
Born: around 1909
Illinois, United States

Other Davises

Jimmie S Davis
Sep 9, 1941 - Mar 31, 2000
Lott, TX
Hazel D Davis
Jun 16, 1912 - Dec 4, 1996
Dallas, TX
Irene M Davis
May 9, 1909 - Jan 2, 2001
Garland, TX
Beatrice M Davis
Jan 30, 1940 - Jun 5, 2011
Cedar Falls, IA
Paul S Davis
Jun 24, 1908 - Jan 22, 1996
Carrollton, TX
Florence Davis
Aug 3, 1905 - Feb 28, 1995
San Marcos, TX
Elizabeth W Davis
Mar 13, 1941 - Feb 19, 2010
Owensboro, KY
Dorothy M Davis
Jan 31, 1941 - Dec 8, 1995
Harrison Davis
Jul 7, 1898 - September 1986
Mattie L Davis
Oct 17, 1892 - Oct 9, 1987
Dallas, TX
William Davis
May 8, 1910 - May 1968
Loyd Davis
Dec 1, 1913 - August 1983
Frisco, Texas
Gean Davis
Sep 22, 1936 - December 1975
Howard Lynn Davis
Feb 21, 1938 - Oct 17, 2010
Red Oak, Texas
Herschell Davis
Jan 8, 1899 - June 1979
Gainesville, Texas
Eldon L Davis
Mar 7, 1921 - Mar 26, 1996
Lumber City, GA
Forest Davis
Sep 9, 1895 - June 1966
Celina, Texas
Zeb Davis
Sep 30, 1888 - February 1968
Ennis, Texas
Myrtle Lee Davis
Nov 5, 1917 - Dec 27, 2010
Dallas, Texas
Glenn Davis
Feb 3, 1903 - March 1977
Mesquite, Texas

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Aug 15, 1910 - Feb 19, 2004
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Dec 2, 1902 - Apr 24, 1999
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Oct 22, 1897 - July 1978
Gainesville, Texas
Tessie E Hugon
Apr 9, 1900 - April 1993
Denton, TX
Severiana v Cruz
Mar 1, 1938 - Aug 31, 2000
Davenport, IA
Martha J Morgan
Aug 24, 1941 - Apr 14, 2010
Dallas, TX
Raymond J Anderson
Feb 1, 1940 - Mar 3, 2005
Rockwall, TX
Joseph Hermes
Oct 18, 1895 - July 1970
Lindsay, Texas
Rebeca Garcia
Oct 26, 1906 - May 1992
Iris M Noble
Mar 8, 1937 - Jul 15, 2000
Gladewater, TX
Ben Melton
Feb 23, 1907 - October 1983
Sherman, Texas
Willie Harkness
Feb 26, 1890 - March 1973
Mabank, Texas
Lethel Hickox
Jun 18, 1897 - September 1961
Dorma J Campbell
Jul 12, 1941 - Feb 20, 1996
Mary A Hanson
Jul 12, 1939 - Jul 8, 2009
Gretna, LA
Mattie H Copeland
Apr 10, 1900 - Mar 15, 1974
Percy C Sparks
May 4, 1914 - Sep 3, 2002
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Margie R Baker
Mar 18, 1931 - Dec 6, 2000
Grambling, LA
M L Phillips
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